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Instructions to Edward Tynte concerning the government of Carolina
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
March 24, 1709
Volume 01, Pages 705-707

[B. P. R. O. Board of Trade. North Carolina. Vol. 4. P. 181.]

You are constantly to transmit to us all Laws passed there as soon as possible for our approbation

1 You are by and with the advice and consent of any four or more of our Deputies to adjourn prorogue and dissolve the General Assembly as often as you shall thinke requisite so to do

2 And that there may be no interruption or delay in matters of prosecution and execution of Justice in Our Courts of Judicature within Our said province by the death or removall of any of Our Officers Imploy'd therein, Untill we can be advised thereof (Which advice you are to transmit to vs the first opportunity) You are to appoint others to succeed in their places, and you shall make Choice of persons of known Loyalty Experience, Diligence and Fidility to be imployed for the purposes aforesaid until you shall have Our approbation of them or Nomination of others from hence

You are particularly to enquire into ye affairs of Rebecca Cox Widdow And see that she has justice done her according to the Merits of her Cause

3 You are with the Assistance of Nathaniel Sale Esqr Our present Receiver General, and Commisrs appointed for that purpose to take and Inspect the Accounts of        Ashley Esqr Our late Receiver General from the time of his being put in possession of the said Office And after you audited and approved the same to attest the accts according to the form given to preceding Govrs and such money as shall be received for the Ballance of such Acct you are to take particular care that it be transmitted to us with what convenient speed you can. according as shall be directed by us

Whereas Landgrave Abel Ketelby hath purchased 5000 acres of Land of us and paid to us 100l as ye purchase mony for the same You are to direct and Order Colonl Broughton Our Surveyor General to admeasure and set out 5000 acres of Land for him the said Landgrave Ketelby

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according to the Custom and usage of Our province for which you are to pass Grants to the said Ketelby and his heirs for ever reserving the quit rent of ten shillings for every 1000 acres, to be paid to us—our heirs and assignes for ever

If you Our said Governor should happen to depart the province or any other ways to be out of the Government and no other person on the place authorized by you according to the power granted to you by Our Commission Or if you Our said Governor should happen to dye and there should be no person on the place Commissioned by the Palatine Or us the Lords Proprietors Our will and pleasure is, That Our Deputies who are made so under Our hands and seals shall choose one of their Number to be Goverr until another shall be appointed by the Lord Palantyne and the rest of the Proprietors

4 You are to take great care that the Indians be not abused and Justice be duly administred to them in Our Courts and that you endeavour your utmost to create a firm Friendship with them & to bring them over to your part for your better protection & Defence against the Enemy the neighbouring French and Spaniard against whom you are to protect Our said Province and We assure you of our utmost assistance for your security

5 You are to transmit to us, as soon as you can conveniently get it handsomely transcribed a full and exact account of our yearly rents what they may amount to in the whole and the particular men from whom due and what from each Man, also what has been received, by whom and how apply'd, & what Land, to whom, and for what sold

You are to take care that Mr Wigginton Our Secretary enters into a Bond to us, with two others very good securities of ye penalty of £1000 Conditioned that he shall safely keep the Records & Papers which shall be in his Custody as Secretary & deliver them safe and entire when demanded by their Lordships or any other person or persons authorized by them

You are to inform yourself of what Acts are fit and proper to be passed for the benefit of Trade and the good & prosperity of the province for which you shall have all manner of Encouragement from us

You shall represent to us the state of the Whale fishing and what further encouragement is proper & fitting for us to give to encrease the same

You are to take particular care that no land whatsoever exceeding the number of 640 acres shall be sold to any person or persons whatsoever without a Special Warrant under the hand and seals of the Lord Palatine & four of us the Lords Proprietors be first produced to justify such sale

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You are also to take care that it be made publick that all land which shall for the future be sold in South Carolina, the purchase money thereof, shall be according to the value of English Sterling & the quit Rents reserved for ye said Land, shall be of the like value & made payable at Charles Town, with such Covenants, as you Our Govr and four more of the Council shall think fitt And for all Lands sold in North Carolina the purchase money & ye quit Rents for the same are to be of like value and made payable at Chowan, or at Bath Town. Given under our hands & seals at Craven house this 24th day of March 1708/9

CRAVEN Palatine